We spend years getting taught how to dress by our parents, but here in the virtual world you are thrown straight in at the deep end: so at the age of 26 I found myself cold, unhappy, completely confused and desperate for a virtual mum or dad to lift up my arms and put a vest on me.
It might sound ridiculous but I felt after a week of wearing the same old, it was time for a change, but my God, did that change take forever and a day to make!
I was so thankful for the friendly fairy who found me stark naked and very confused. I suppose I could see him as my avatar‘s much needed dad. He gave me step-by-step advice on what to do and where to click and it’s fair to say that without him I would have been naked and blushing for a very long time!
So here are my top five tips on how to survive a costume change:
1. Cast Modesty Aside
If you can brave it and you’re not too shy, I found it best to take all my clothes off first and start with a blank canvas. Have a dance, it feels good doesn’t it!? Make sure the arrow is over each piece of clothing and right click on the mouse so the ’round sliced cheese’ comes up and then click take off, do this for each piece of clothing until there is nothing between your avatar and virtual reality.
2. Pick and Choose
Don’t like what you see? Hair colour not right? Then simply right-click to take off again.
3. Let Your Hair Down
Experiment with styles you wouldn’t normally use: let your hair flow long in wild and exciting ways. It won’t get knotted and needs no maintenance, but it will make you feel a whole lot happier if it’s raining and cold in the real world!
4. Practice Your Moves
Experiment with the keys and the options. It is really difficult at first to get to grips with the function of each button, but you will never know what it is for if you don’t try. There are so many options and dont get me wrong: it is really frustrating, but at the same time really quite rewarding once you get to grips with it.
5. Help is at Hand
Although I am throwing you in here,there is a tutorial room where you can get advice and lessons on how to figure out this virtual puzzle. You are sure to see me in there, and if you do make sure you say howdy!